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India Rural Economic and Demographic Survey 1999


General Info
Original or alternative title 
India National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) Panel 1998/1999
India (IND)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1999 - 12/1999
Data type
  • Community
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal
  • Nationally representative
  • Rural only

This survey is part of the Rural Economic and Demographic Surveys (REDS) which collected economic, demographic, and village-level information from a nationally representative sample of rural households. In addition to extensive household income and expenditures questionnaires, information was also collected about women's reproductive histories. The reference period for this survey covered the 1998-1999 agricultural season. In 1999, the sample consisted of the approximately 4,500 households in 259 villages that were surveyed in 1982.

The REDS surveys continued studying the households that participated in ARIS (Additional Rural Incomes Survey), a panel study sponsored by USAID that collected information from rural households in 1969, 1970, and 1971. A previous wave of REDS took place in 1982.